Zuccardi Concreto Malbec Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

Zuccardi Concreto Malbec Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

Zuccardi Concreto Malbec Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

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The Zuccardi Winery is the crown jewel of an Argentinian family dynasty that started with the establishment of the Santa Julia Winery in Mendoza in 1963 by Alberto Zuccardi. Santa Julia based its enormous success on the production of the highest quality wines made in harmony with the environment and with reverence for the rich terroir of Mendoza. Third-generation owner and winemaker Sebastián Zuccardi, dubbed a "terroir-ist" by Wine Advocate, spearheaded the construction of the winery bearing the family name in the Uco Valley; it is here that he has built upon the family tradition and crafted some of the most prolific wines that have come out of Mendoza. Why? He knows not to interfere with the gifts that nature has bestowed on his vineyards. He takes a non-interventionist approach to his craft, creating wines that are decadent reflections of this sun-drenched land.

Today's wine is a powerful yet graceful tribute to the viticultural gifts of the Uco Valley. It is sourced entirely from the Finca (Vineyard) Piedra Infinita in Paraje Altamira, La Consulta, which sits at an altitude of 3600 feet and has soil comprised of alluvial deposits, gravel, and calcium carbonate. Sebastián Zuccardi eschews oak barrels in favor of egg-shaped concrete vats for fermentation and aging so that the beautiful interplay between grape and terroir takes center stage in the finished wine.

Check out the press!

95 points, James Suckling:
“Lots of purple fruit with blackberry and blueberry aromas, as well as cement and stone. Floral undertones, such as poppies. Medium to full body with firm tannins and a savory finish. Hints of dried, clove-like spice. No wood here. Drink now or hold.” (4/8/21)

94+ points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
“The 2020 Concreto Malbec also impressed me, because it comes from the warmest and most challenging vintage of recent years, yet the wine keeps its poise and depth. This is a selection from shallow, stony, and calcareous soils from Altamira, so the vines are quite sensitive to heat...This fermented with full clusters that were foot trodden to prevent carbonic maceration and had a short maceration to get a fine-boned and elegant wine... This is a wine that always transcends the price point. 43,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2021.” (11/30/22)

94 points, Vinous:
“The 2020 Malbec Concreto from Paraje Altamira, Uco Valley was fermented in whole bunches and aged in concrete. A bright, rich purple in the glass. The initially reductive nose delivers pure fruit flavors of ripe plum and blackberry before opening out into sweet and sour cherry with hints of herbs. Makes a broad entrance before the mild flow and juicy freshness, while the variety's sweet tannins join forces with the gentle chalk to produce a pleasant, compact feel. The warm year accounts for a good measure of the structure and volume, resulting in a long-lasting, juicy, and flavorful wine.” (11/21)

Producer Name: Zuccardi

Old/New World: New World
Country of Origin: Argentina
Region: Mendoza
Sub-Region: Uco Valley
Appellation: Paraje Altamira
Village/Vineyard/Climat: Finca Piedra Infinita
Grape Varietals: Malbec
Vintage: 2020
Product Type: Wine
Wine Style: Fuller Body Red
Winemaker: Sebastián Zuccardi
ABV: 13.5%
Pack/Size: 6/750 ml
Container Type: Dark Green Burgundy Style Bottle
Closure Style: Natural Cork


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